We won our TGFBI league!
Here's how we did it
Back in February, John suggested we sign up for The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. It was an idea I poo-pooed thinking we wouldn’t qualify since we’re not the most active blog, but he went ahead and applied anyway.
Well, I’m happy to report that not only did we get in, but we won our league! We beat out 14 industry . . .
How to win your Ottoneu league & the players that will help you do it
The one thing you need to do to win your 2022 Ottoneu fantasy baseball league is max out your team’s games played and innings pitched. It’s simple, but it’s easy to take for granted over the course of the six month long MLB season, even for competing teams. Now that there’s just over two weeks left in the season, here’s what you can . . .
What Ottoneu managers can do now to gain an edge in 2023
The trade deadline may have passed, but that doesn’t mean Ottoneu managers who are rebuilding or simply out of contention can’t make moves to set themselves up for success in 2023. Here’s what you can do.
Maximize your available cap space
First and foremost, and something you should be doing all season long, is re-nominating, and re-cutting, players you had previously cut. The concept is explained thoroughly in this Fangraphs blog post, but the gist is you can re-nominate players 30 days after you’ve cut them. If you do . . .
Ottoneu Strategy for MLB's Shortened Season
There's one thing Ottoneu players have to keep in mind as they prepare to compete in 2020: depth. Here's why.
60 games in 60 days
If the season plays out as planned, teams will play 60 games in 66 days. That's one day off for every 10 days of work. Plus, many of those days include travel. It's an aggressive schedule which is why managers may want to get their players extra rest.
Further . . .
Planning for Bizarro July Ottoneu Drafts
Full disclosure before you read any further: I have zero faith in this season playing to completion and almost zero faith in it even starting. I don’t think that’s going to taint my outlook on this draft strategy, but maybe it’s food for thought.
I don't know how many leagues out there held off from auctioning at the beginning of the season, but I’m in one that did and I’m staring down a draft next Monday morning (I live in Taiwan, it’s Sunday evening for most). Drafting a team at the end of July feels weird. It is weird. So how to approach it?
I’m going to come . . .
Daily Lineup Management - An Ottoneu How-to
And we’re back! I realize it’s been a minute, our apologies. We’ve had things to be and places to do, but it’s time, once again, to talk Ottoneu. If you’ve been following along you know this is a series of quick and easy guides to help you get a leg up without too much of your own legwork. Today, I’m talking daily lineup management. . . .
Assessing your Points Draft - an Ottoneu
If you’ve been following this series, you picked your team the right way and were properly prepared for your draft. You’ve since drafted your team and have been shuffling players in and out of your lineup through the first week of games. But how do you know if you’re team is going to be competitive?
While my process for . . .